Room 8 - Year 3/4

Teacher: Lori Norton and Nikki Filipo

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Kia Ora Whānau, Lori Norton and Nikki Filipo are the teachers for Room 8 -  a Year 3 and 4 class. We are job sharing with Mrs Norton teaching Monday to Thursday and Mrs Filipo on Friday.

About Mrs Norton:  

My school responsibilities include the science curriculum leader and enviroschools.  I currently take the ‘grubby fingers’ garden group on a Wednesday lunchtime.


I have been a primary school teacher for 14 years and taught a range of year levels from NE level through to Year 6 in both Auckland and Rotorua.   I have a background in Science with a BSc in Physiology and Animal Science.


In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, mountain biking, skiing and spending time with my family (my husband Mead, and children Lily and Winter).


About Mrs Filipo:

I have had the privilege of working at Rotokawa School as a reliever for about a year and this year I have taken on some more permanent days.  


I graduated from Otago University as a Teacher 10 years ago and have taught in Wellington, Auckland and Rotorua (my home town). I have taught across all year levels at some point and particularly enjoy year 3 and 4.


Outside of school I have a wonderful husband and two children Cole (4) and Olivia (7).  We are an active family and enjoy running, biking and swimming. In my freetime when I’m not with my family or training for an event I run a charity where I provide families with essentials their children may need.

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Helping Hands

Help Request Est.Time
Friends of the School help 2.5 hours
Transport and support 1 hour
Reading Buddies Needed 1 hour
Garden Help Needed 1 hour

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